SAN FRANCISCO -- Bryan Stow, the Santa Cruz paramedic who was nearly beaten to death after a game at Dodger Stadium in 2011, was in attendance at AT&T Park on Thursday night for Game 2 of the World Series between the Giants and Detroit Tigers.

It is believed to be the first Giants game Stow has attended since the 2011 attack. Stow attended the game as a guest of the Giants. His seat location was kept confidential, and all interview requests were declined.

"The family has asked for privacy, and we are respecting the family's wishes," said Staci Slaughter, the Giants' senior vice-president of communications.

Stow, 43, was critically injured when he was assaulted by two men in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after the season-opening game March 31, 2011. The father of two sustained severe skull and brain injuries and was placed in a medically induced coma. It was six months before he took his first step outdoors.

At the Giants home opener last April, Stow's son, Tyler, 13, threw the ceremonial first pitch with his father offering encouragement remotely on the stadium videoboard.